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May 2018

Bucky Halker presents Booth Shot Lincoln: Folksongs of Illinois 1818-1960, Bishop Hill, IL

05/05/2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Bishop Hill, Dairy Building
Bishop Hill, IL United States
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Illinois has rich and diverse folk music traditions that remain underrecognized by both specialists and the general public.  From the beginning of Illinois statehood through the folk revival that swept the nation and state in the 1950s, the many people who have made Illinois their home produced a huge body of folksongs and music.  What better time than the Illinois Bicentennial to invite the citizens of our state to hear and appreciate the folk music legacy of the Land of…

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Bucky Halker: I Need to Make a Dollar, Protest Songs of Illinois Workers 1865-1970, Tuscola, IL

05/09/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Museum, 700 S. Main Street
Tuscola, Illinois 61953
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No sooner had the gun barrels cooled from the Civil War than the nation’s burgeoning industrial workforce began to seek redress for a growing list of economic and political grievances.  Illinois played a central role in that development as its coal mines, railroads, and iron mills paced the nation’s economy in the post-bellum years and throughout the Gilded Age. Workers from throughout the state marched to the forefront in the reborn labor movement for economic reform and justice in America.…

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Folksongs of Illinois, #3

Bucky Halker, Booth Shot Lincoln: Folksongs of Illinois 1818-1960, Road Scholar event in Wyanet

05/10/2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Raymond A. Sapp Public Library, 103 E Main St.
Wyanet, IL 61379 United States
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Illinois has rich and diverse folk music traditions that remain underrecognized by both specialists and the general public.  From the beginning of Illinois statehood through the folk revival that swept the nation and state in the 1950s, the many people who have made Illinois their home produced a huge body of folksongs and music.  What better time than the Illinois Bicentennial to invite the citizens of our state to hear and appreciate the folk music legacy of the Land of…

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Bucky Halker celebrates Studs Terkel

05/16/2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, United States
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This just in-Bucky will be performing at the Hideout, Chicago, IL, with a cast of characters to celebrate Studs Terkel and his contributions to Chicago art, labor and culture.  Bucky will be playing some Studs Terkel favorites, including Joe Hill songs.  Come join us May 16th, 6:30-ish.  Check with the Hideout for more detail.

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June 2018

Welcome To Labor Land

Bucky Halker, Möllner Festival, Germany

06/07/2018 @ 8:00 am - 06/11/2018 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Bucky will be traveling across the pond to present a week of lectures and concerts in Mölln, Germany.   Don’t Want Your Millions

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Bucky Halker returns to Oldenburg, Germany

06/25/2018 @ 12:00 am CDT

Bucky will be returning to Oldenburg, Germany, while on a short tour of Germany.  Location Anywhere But Utah - The Songs of Joe Hill and time of event to be determined.  Check back for details.

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Bucky Halker in Munich, Germany

06/29/2018 @ 12:00 am CDT

Bucky Halker will be performing for a private event in Munich, Germany.

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July 2018

The Ghost of Woody Guthrie: Bucky Halker & Andy Dee

Bucky Halker is coming to Rudolstadt, Germany

07/05/2018 @ 8:00 am - 07/08/2018 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Bucky is excited to be presenting and performing at Rudolstadt music festival for the first time.  He will be participating in a conference on American Protest Music and its effects around the world.  Bucky holds a PhD. in American History with an emphasis on labor protest.  He has written a book "For Democracy, Workers and God" as well as numerous articles on the subject.  Most recently, Bucky contributed to the new anthology "Wobblies of the World" released by Pluto Press…

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August 2018

Folksongs of Illinois-Booth Shot Lincoln, Lombard, IL

08/10/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Lombard Historical Society, 23 West Maple Street
Lombard, IL United States
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Folksongs of Illinois, #3

Bucky will be presenting his folksongs of Illinois program at Lombard Historical Society.  Come out and hear folksongs about Illinois and commentary on how they came to this great state.

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Folksongs of Illinois with Bucky Halker at Des Plaines History Center

08/19/2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016 United States
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Folksongs of Illinois, #1

Come join us in Des Plaines at the Des Plaines History Center for a special concert of Folksongs from Illinois.  Bucky will be playing folksongs from all over the state and offering background commentary on the origins of these songs in Illinois.   Folksongs of Illinois, #1

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